Pastor’s Corner

Meet Pastor Melodi Hagen


Ten Facts about Pastor Melodi: 

# 10. I have graduated from Jackson Center High School, Wittenberg University, and Luther Seminary.

# 9. I have lived in Milwaukee, WI, St. Paul, MN, and Lancaster, MN. I have witnessed God’s mission in Ethiopia, India, and Haiti.

#8. My passion is teaching contemplative prayer practices through art, silence, cooking, and exercise.

# 7. This summer we have enjoyed gardening, reading books, fishing, and hosting friends from MN.

# 6. Daisy is our newest family member. An 8 month old black lab and shepherd mix. We welcome any advice on raising a new puppy!

# 5. We will be traveling back and forth every winter and summer to North Dakota and Minnesota to visit our extended Hagen family and our Sion Lutheran Family where I last served in Lancaster, MN for eight years.

# 4. We live on the farm where my Grandpa, Mother, and I were raised, between Anna and Jackson Center.

# 3. We have two daughters. Anna is 8 and going into 3rd grade. Olivia is 5 and going into Kindergarten. They both love animals and music.

# 2. My husband Eric works at Koenig in Anna. We have been married for 12 years and we enjoy leading mission trips together and our monthly date nights.

#1. My favorite bible verse comes from Romans 5:3-5. Suffering produces perseverance, character, and hope. And God’s hope will never disappoint you! I believe going through hard things in this life doesn’t make me stronger, but makes me more aware of what a gracious and loving God we get to serve.

I look forward to learning your top ten lists and hearing about what God has been doing in your lives! – Pastor Melodi Hagen